Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Position as Postdoctoral fellowship in the Andersen Group at BRIC

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

A position as postdoc in liver epigenomics is available for motivated and independent candidate in the Andersen Group at BRIC, commencing on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our research/The group

The focus of our research is translational medicine in primary human liver and biliary tract cancers with emphasis on genome-wide and high-throughput techniques in the characterization of tumor heterogeneity, prognostic and predictive biomarker discovery and drug response to aid novel therapeutics and clinical efficacy. It is our goal to improve diagnosis, clinical decision-making and ultimately patient outcome through translational and pharmacogenomics discoveries. This is facilitated in our Group via interdisciplinary research (molecular biology, medicine and bioinformatics) as well as a strong national and international network of scientific and clinical collaborators.

Project/The research project(s)

The successful candidate will join a research group that utilizes genome-wide technologies, including genomic, epigenomic and metabolomic profiling, high-throughput screening as well as approaches in patient-derived 2D-3D cell culturing and in vivo models. We use `omics´-driven strategies to characterize and classify patient subgroups to identify oncogenic drivers and addiction networks with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment. We unite research directly on patient samples and clinical data with basic molecular in vitro and in vivo models.

A requirement for this position is a strong track record in epigenetics and liver cancer biology. Emphasis will be given to a candidate with a proven background in molecular biology.

Start: 1 October 2020 or after agreement

Duration: 2 years


We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD (or alike) in life sciences (molecular biology or biochemistry)
  • Documented experience in epigenetics
  • Previous experience in e.g., liver cancer biology
  • Knowledge of broad range of NGS techniques and data analysis (bioinformatics)
  • The candidate is independently able to envision, plan and execute a research project
  • Ability to function in a collaborative environment is essential since our group is multi-disciplinary and involved in many collaborations at national and international level
  • Excellent English skills both written and spoken

For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Jesper B Andersen on e-mail:

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

Place of employment

The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 26 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions
Please read more about the Andersen group and BRIC research on

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,650 DKK/ approx. 4,640 Euro. Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 11, 2019.


Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

Letters of recommendation

Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be received before deadline on with subject “name candidate-assistentprofessor-Andersengroup-2020”; preferably by the supporting person. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible.

Application deadline: Thursday 23 July 2020,23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

The further process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. 

You can read about the recruitment process at

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 33-35.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Jesper Bøje Andersen


Application deadline: 23-07-2020
Employment start: 01-10-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC